Bishop pledges $1 million to NCCU

August 7, 2008 10:13:18 AM PDT
North Carolina Central University alumnus Bishop Eddie Long has pledged a large gift to the school.

According to a press release, Long pledged $1 million to establish the Bishop Eddie L. Long Interdisciplinary Distinguished Professorship Fund.

The fun is meant to support a distinguish professor who reflects professional experience as a visionary spiritual leader, community and world activist, and demonstrated business leader.

The new professorship is in addition to an existing scholarship fund Bishop Long recently established to help students in need of financial aid.

"We are very grateful for Bishop Long's continued support and commitment to NCCU," NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms said. "It is our hope that his gift will positively enrich the lives of our students and the wider community".

Bishop Long is a 1976 graduate of the NCCU School of Business.